Friday, October 29, 2010

Critics are raving about NORA'S WILL!

Mariana Chenillo's award-winning Jewish Mexican comedy NORA'S WILL is now opening in Los Angeles, on the heels of its well-received opening at the prestigious Paris Theatre in New York City. A truly unique tale about lost faith and eternal love, Nora's Will garnered seven Mexican Academy Awards and earned Mariana the honor of being the first female director ever to win the Best Picture award. This is a must see film. But don't take my word for it, read some recent glowing reviews for Nora's Will.

Ken Turan, The Los Angeles Times:
"Tremendously appealing... Most impressive of all is filmmaker Chenillo's ability to make universal a very particular experience, to make something so firmly grounded in Mexico's Jewish community appealing across the board. That's a talent well worth appreciating today and watching out for in the future."
Read the full review here.

Leonard Maltin, Movie Crazy:
"Pitch-perfect... Original, irreverent. I suspect other, flashier foreign films with bigger promotional budgets will capture the lion’s share of media attention this movie season, but I doubt any will surpass this one for pure enjoyment."
Read the full review here.

Andrew O'Hehir,
"It's winning, funny and carries a sneaky emotional punch. Septuagenarian Mexican TV star Fernando Luján may suddenly become a sex symbol north of the border for his bone-dry performance as José. (He) is magnetic and subtle in every frame."
Read the full review here.

Tom Tugend, The Jewish Journal:
"Highly recommended... A sensitive yet probing examination of mortality."
Read the full review here.

The critical consensus for Nora's Will has been overwhelmingly positive, as shown by the review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, where film holds an amazing 94% Fresh rating! Click here to go to Rotten Tomatoes!

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  1. What is special about Nora's will? wll, let's find out. I'm curious too.

  2. The film could almost be called "José's Will," for it's José who exerts his will against Nora's wishes. Even in death, he feels that she's manipulating him - and he pushes back. What better to feed the rabbis than sausage and ham pizza? And wouldn't a quick Catholic burial be better?